Friday, February 16, 2018

It's Good to be Queen!

     Good Friday morning, my friends!  We are starting another challenge at QKR Stampede today and we have our usual "Anything Goes" theme.  There is no requirement to use a QKR image but if you do, your entry goes into a special and separate draw and that will increase your chances of winning by a huge margin.  Come play with us, won't you?

     My card today is not only celebrating spring and the flowers which will soon be blooming, it's also a salute to being the ruler of your own hive.  I'll probably use it as a Mother's Day card for my daughter who really needs to know that she's the Queen of her Hive.  :-D  I used the image "Queen Bee 14601" and added my own sentiment.


     I colored with ProMarkers and chalks, then cut the image with an octagon die from Spellbinders.  The edges are all embossed and then inked.  The border die cut of flowers is also a Spellbinders die.  I cut two different scraps of CS and added bits of the gold color cut on top of the pink.

     I printed the sentiment, hand cut it, and layered it onto the border flowers.  I admit that making my own sentiments and cutting them is something I prefer over rubber stamped sentiments.  Those definitely have their place and are fast and easy, but printing and cutting my own allows me to control the shape and size, the font, and the exact wording of the sentiments.  :-D

     Challenges:
Art Impressions
As You Like It
Aud Sentiments
Color Inspiration Mon.
C.R.A.F.T.
Crafting from the Heart
Crazy Challenge
Cutie Pie
Outlawz Greetings
Pammie's Inky Pinkies

     The weekend is here in just a few more hours so relax and enjoy it!  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

14 comments:

crafty-stamper said...

Great card and fabulous image
Carol x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous image and it sure is good to be Queen :) Love this Connie.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a brilliant card that image is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge blog for challenge 455 the theme is Mother’s Day/ Female and the sponsor is Sweet’n’Sassy. Hugs Jackie (GDT)

jimlynn said...

I need to get this image to send to Jim's sister....she thinks she's the queen of EVERYONE'S hive!
CUTE card and so much fun too. Love it.
Lynn

sweet art designs said...

Cute laugh out loud card. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

Elaine Stark said...

A fun card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Daffodil Cards said...

A FABULOUS card especially for the "gal" in the home, love the image, how you have put it together and I agree about the sentiment.
Faith
x

Furrbster said...

This made me giggle - great card,

Thanks for playing along aat Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Tracie said...

I just loved your card. What a fun image. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Pat K said...

What a fun card. Thank you for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Haha! QKR Stampede has some really fun images and this one is fantastic. I love the die cut at the bottom of your card too. hugs, Teresa

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MagsB said...

What a great card, Nana Connie, the image is so funny! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

love Mags B x

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely fun card thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue x